NABOKV-L post 0027586, Wed, 1 Nov 2017 19:01:15 -0400

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Re: moth entomologist in one of V's novels
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moths are Lepidoptera e.g they have scaly wings....and they all have very precise names


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From: Hen Hanna <henhanna@GMAIL.COM>
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Subject: Re: [NABOKV-L] moth entomologist in one of V's novels

Lolita [1997] was a great movie.
Around 49 min into the film, when H.H. meets CQ (Frank Langella),
moths are flying into a bug-zapper (?).

I just checked and it's not in Lolita -- apprently copied from
another VN book.

(It seems a bit odd that there's no separate word
for a moth entomologist. )


My copy of [Annotated Lolita] is the 1970 edition.
Is the new version greately expanded (other than the Index) ?
If so, I'll have to get it.

Thank you. HH


>>> His favourite was the Red Admiral but it is his literary treatment of moths that is worthy of closer attention. In both Invitation to a Beheading and his short story Christmas, moths appear in the final scenes of the works, signifying a character's bodily death and spiritual rebirth. In both instances, the moths boast beautiful eyespots on their wings, symbolising windows into a transcendental realm.


On 10/29/17, VN Alexander <alexander@dactyl.org> wrote:
> Dear Nabokovians,
>
> Please help me remember in which novel the narrator mentions having a
> chat with an entomologist interested in moths. I believe they met at
> night, outside a motel where there was a porch light on attracting
> moths. I may be misremembering these details.
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
> Yours lazily,
>
> Tori Alexander
>
>
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